The Archaeology of War: Human Conflict Since the Dawn of Civilization

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Tracing the evolution of warfare from Paleolithic times to today.

From the flint weapons of prehistory to the sophisticated nuclear missiles of today, archaeologists are unearthing and documenting the dramatic story of warfare—in so many ways, the story of human history itself. New discoveries have revealed what really happened at key battles, military strategies, technological advances, and the impact of ...

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Overview

Tracing the evolution of warfare from Paleolithic times to today.

From the flint weapons of prehistory to the sophisticated nuclear missiles of today, archaeologists are unearthing and documenting the dramatic story of warfare—in so many ways, the story of human history itself. New discoveries have revealed what really happened at key battles, military strategies, technological advances, and the impact of warfare and violence on civilian societies.

In The Archaeology of War you'll find little-known, yet important, stories such as:
• the discovery of a 13,000-year-old arrow-shooting victim
• the recovery of Kublai Khan's invasion fleet off the coast of Japan
• the excavation of a mass grave of Napoleon's Army in Lithuania
• the reanalysis of a battle between the Buffalo Soldiers and the Apache
• the creation of the Minuteman Missile National Historic Site

Featuring contributions from top archaeologist from around the world, The Archaeology of War will enlighten amateurs and experts alike.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781578262144
  • Publisher: Hatherleigh Press
  • Publication date: 11/5/2005
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 7.42 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.95 (d)

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Archaeology is the world's leading magazine on popular archaeology, read by hundreds of thousands of laypersons and experts everywhere. An official publication of The Archaeological Institute of America, Archaeologyhas brought the latest and greatest news and discoveries to readers for nearly 60 years.
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Table of Contents

Introduction : war and archaeology : a new voice
Prehistory of warfare 3
Murder or war? 7
Unearthing a violent past 11
Icons of war 14
Life and death in a Maya war zone 17
Battlers at the bottom of the world 23
Egypt's new kingdom warrior kings 29
Was there a Trojan War? 32
Evidence from Hittite records 34
Evidence from Homer 36
Warriors of Paros 38
Fallen heroes 42
Eyewitness : Alexander at Granicus 49
The spoils of Actium 51
Rating ancient warships 54
Monuments to war 58
Rescuing an old dig 60
Were Sarmatians the source of Arthurian legend? 64
Chinese chimes and chariots 66
A day of much slaying 71
Lancaster vs. York 73
The ship that terrorized Europe 76
Suppression of the Cathars 79
Reconstructing medieval artillery 84
Eyewitness : the crusades and the fall of Constantinople 89
The Mary Rose 93
Quality cargo 94
Death march of Hernando de Soto 96
Pizarro's family and his head 101
Eyewitness : Cortes and the night of sorrows 104
Relics of the kamikaze 107
Facing the Khan's wrath 110
Digging Napoleon's dead 114
Napoleon's lost fleet 118
Eyewitness : the battle of the Nile 122
The Great Wall's patchwork history 124
The forgotten fight for America 129
Anatomy of a massacre 136
Turtle dives again 142
Benedict Arnold gunboat 147
Remains of a sumptuous feast 148
The guns of Palo Alto 151
Doing time 157
Union soldiers identified 161
Civil War espionage 164
Iron warships of the Civil War 166
Georgia on my mine 169
Fire fight at Hembrillo basin 172
In Flanders Fields 183
Eyewitness : trench warfare in World War I 189
A long road home 192
The great MIA hunt 194
World War II POWs 198
Unearthing Soviet massacres 198
Bones at the River Kwai 199
Fritz Ritz 200
Garden under guard 200
Remembering Chelmno 201
Proving ground of the nuclear age 206
Diving at ground zero 210
Cold War memories 214
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